Photo credit: Celebration Committee for Buddha's Birthday
In celebration of the 2013 Lotus Lantern Festival, the Korea Tourism Organization will hold a special temple stay program for international tourists.
Participants in the program will stay at Jeondeungsa Temple located in Ganghwa-gun, Incheon-si for two days and one night to experience Buddhist culture. Temple visitors will learn more about temple etiquette, meditation, and Barugongyang (the act of eating as a part of practicing discipline and self control). They will also participate in the lantern parade, the Lotus Lantern Festival’s main event, which takes places in downtown Seoul. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for visitors to Korea.
The participation fee is 60,000 won and applications are available via e-mail. The application deadline is April 19, and 100 applicants will get the chance to participate in the program
learning Group dance for Hoehyanghanmadang*,
event in which all participants in the Lotus lantern festival dance together with monks. This dance is inclusive of individuals from all walks of life.
108 prostrations, Lotus Lantern making, Buddhist film screening, sharing tea and conversation with the monks
Courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization